Evidence to Policy, Advocacy and Action
Type of Funding: Grant Funder: USAID Duration: Nov 2011 – Oct 2013
There are considerable data available on Maternal and Child Health issues in Pakistan in the form of research studies, routine surveys and service delivery data from programs and projects. However, although these sources of data are mostly in the public domain, they are seldom collated or analyzed. Thus, decision makers are seldom able to find required data when making critical programming and policy decisions.
This grant allows our group to collate available data on family planning and childhood immunization in Pakistan, analyzed these data and make the results available to decision makers from politicians to government officials to media personnel. We are also asking these decision makers to identify the information they require in their routine work with family planning and immunization. As a result, we are working with the Health Departments of Sindh and Punjab provinces and the Population Welfare Department of Sindh province in analyzing their service delivery data in comparison with service uptake as depicted in the surveys. Information from these analyses is shared with government officials, donors, politicians, media personnel and communities for use in their routine decisions about health.